Commercial activities, or non-traditional activities like special filming, weddings, large First Amendment demonstrations, or certain kinds of filming on park grounds often require special arrangements and a permit, which park management will consider before granting. Additional fees for cost recovery may apply. See this link for the Special Park Use Permit Short Form (less complex requests) or this link for the Special Park Use Permit Long Form (more complex requests). If you have questions while completing any of these forms please email us.
Do I need a permit to film?
Under interim guidance, the National Park Service is not distinguishing between types of filming, such as commercial, non-commercial, or news gathering. Low-impact filming activities will not require a special use permit, but non-low-impact filming activities may require a permit to address their potential impacts on park resources and visitor activities.
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Last updated: February 25, 2021